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[Podcast] A Conversation with Doyle Blagg

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, brought to you by GE Forge & Tool, Editor Jeremy McGovern spoke with Hall of Fame farrier Doyle Blagg, who built a reputation beyond the Lone Star state by shoeing at the highest levels of various Quarter Horse disciplines.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by GE Forge & Tool, Editor Jeremy McGovern spoke with Hall of Fame farrier Doyle Blagg, who built a reputation beyond the Lone Star state by shoeing at the highest levels of various Quarter Horse disciplines.
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Protecting The Barefoot Horse’s Feet

Two studies from Western Kentucky University explore how hoof boots help barefoot horses
Although some would argue that going barefoot is more natural for the horse in the long run, the fact remains that barefoot horses still face many of the same health concerns that shod horses do — and perhaps are at greater risk for developing complications from walking on man-made or rough terrains. Yet when a client insists that their horse is better off barefoot, what can a farrier do?
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In Conversation With Arnie Gervasio

Tips, Stories And More From A Seasoned Farrier
Arnie Gervasio has been shoeing horses since the 1960s. Over those years, he has seen trends come and go, has worked in multiple disciplines and has built a successful multi-farrier practice. Learn more about his experiences by reading this transcript of "An Interview With Arnie Gervasio."
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Research Journal: March 2018

The information, ideas and opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the United States Department of Agriculture.
X-Rays And Cutting Horses Researchers examined presale radiographs of 343 Quarter Horses in training to identify lesions associated with the likelihood of competing in cutting events, the likelihood of earning money and the amount of money earned during their 3- and 4-year-old years.
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Simple And Straightforward Shoeing Helps Young Horse Recover

Texas farrier Virgil Conde discusses his strategy for the footcare of a horse that sheared off part of its hoof wall
In mid-September, Todd and Leighette Davidson knew their young horse Tybee had a problem. Identifying it was easy — the Quarter Horse had broken off part of the hoof wall on the lateral side of its front left foot (Figure 1). As best they could tell from the location of the recovered piece of hoof wall (Figure 2), the horse caught its foot on a broken pipe, which created the trauma.
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[Podcast] An Interview with Arnie Gervasio

In this episode of the <em>American Farriers Journal</em> podcast, brought to you by Life Data Labs, we welcome one of the top sport horse farriers in the United States, Arnie Gervasio.
In this episode of the American Farriers Journal podcast, brought to you by Life Data Labs, we welcome one of the top sport horse farriers in the United States, Arnie Gervasio.
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Hoof Wall Moisture Doesn't Differ In Various Climates

Brian Hampson, Chris Pollitt and colleagues at the Australian Brumby Research Unit at the University of Queensland, completed a study in 2010 in which they sought to determine the affect of various environmental conditions on the degree of hydration in hoof horn wall tissue from feral horses.
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Shoeing for a Living

True to Fundamentals, Forward Thinking

A day with Minnesota farrier Mark Thorkildson delivered a mixed bag of horses and a consistent approach to quality work
Ramsey, Minn., farrier Mark Thorkildson grew up around horses. During his youth, the work by the farriers who shod his family's horses didn’t spark Thorkildson's interest in footcare. It wasn't necessarily that their work was bad, but these shoers were in-and-out backyard practitioners. Nothing stood out about their work with horses that would catch the eye of a novice.
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